The start of a new Congress presents a fresh opportunity to unite and use our influence to help more families gain access to a school that fits their children’s needs. Research indicates parents want a high-quality education for their children.
School districts are a major part of the U.S. education system. Charter schools are innovative public schools designed to adapt to the evolving needs of students. How can we describe charter schools as it relates to school districts?
2022 turned out to be a dynamic year for charter schools, as many state lawmakers recognized the fact parents want more schooling options that fit their children’s unique needs. In total, close to 50% of states with charter school laws gained at least one legislative win.
Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic is an analysis of student enrollment trends in public schools during the pandemic (2019-20 to 2021-22 school years).
Our 2022 annual report explores the impact of the CSP on communities around the country and makes the case for increased funding for the program.
Bellwether interviewed the leaders of five charter schools and charter management organizations about how they used their ESSER funds and drafted short case studies based on those conversations.
Thirteen states and Washington, D.C. enacted charter school loan programs to help close the funding gaps—and we hope they inspire other states to do so as well.
This report examines results from a survey of more than 5,000 parents conducted by The Harris Poll in May 2022 that may have a major impact on future elections.
This case study examines the multi-year effort to pass the Redbud Act, which helps close the funding disparity between all types of public schools located within the same tax base.
For 30 years the charter school movement has been a source of hope and opportunity for students across America.
The National Alliance’s charter law rankings shed light on how well each state’s charter school law compares to our model law.
From Crisis to Creativity: Can technology play a role in strengthening teacher-student relationships?
This paper from Gradient Learning makes the case that a global calamity may have sparked a renewed appreciation of the critical role that positive human relationships play in the classroom.